There is nothing like four deans

A quartet of deans (past and current) of Christ Church Cathedral last month at an event to raise money for Sorrento Centre: Current Dean Peter Elliott, and three former deans Bishops Michael Ingham and Jim... Read More

We must change how we live

The author, Don Johnson, a member of the Peace and Justice Unit of the diocese, wrote this report of a workshop on environmental action diocesan churches an take for his 15-year-old granddaughter Hannah, and they... Read More

Church urged to participate in environmental action

Certainly, the task of `greening' can be daunting and often discouraging, especially if you feel like you're a lone voice. At a workshop on `125 Ways to Green Your Parish' at St. Mary's Kerrisdale, we were... Read More

Ministries of the Diocese of New Westminster

Archdeacon: the Ven. Barbara Clay (now retired)Regional Dean: the Rev. John Bailey This is the sixth report from parishes within the diocese of New Westminster regarding their ministry. Last month's TOPIC... Read More


Worth watching Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, head of the Anglican Church of Canada, is a very different primate than some of his predecessors. He favours the direct approach - telling the church's bishops they'd... Read More


Thanks for all your support for St. Mark's "Journey of Christmas." This year we had 2,161 visitors and the daily average was a record 154. We were blessed with 12 out of 14 dry nights and some of our new... Read More

Book Review

A Church at War:Anglicans and Homosexuality by Stephen Bates. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2004. ISBN 1850434808 Reviewed by Bill Morrison The day after I finished reading A Church at War I was at the... Read More

Legacy Funds approved by Diocesan Council

Diocesan Council approved a way that Anglican individuals and families can set up special funds to benefit the diocese or their home parishes - and have a continuing involvement in how money is spent. "What I find... Read More

Stewardship conference in April

Terry Parsons of the Episcopal Church, USA Terry Parsons, missioner for stewardship in the Episcopal Church, USA, will be keynote speaker at a conference in April presented by the diocesan committees on... Read More

Grief Recovery Society helps train people to assist the grieving

Of the many things we know about death, foremost is its inevitability. Or, as John Donne put it poetically: "It comes equally to us all and makes us all equal when it comes." Those left to mourn, however, tend to... Read More